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Blog: Kidney Donation: Both Sides Now, Part 2

There are two sides to every kidney donation story—the selfless decision made by the donor and the priceless gift received by the recipient. Richard Patterson III almost lost his father to cancer, so when his dad’s remaining kidney failed, he stepped up to become a living donor in June 2014.

Take Action: Contact HHS Today!

AKF’s Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) helps more than 70,000 dialysis patients each year. Please join us in sending a message to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to request the government take action that will enable us to continue running this program in the manner that is best for patients.

The Hope Affair - Drawing Inspiration

The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund’s annual national gala, is a celebration of the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. The event brings together the renal community, policymakers, patients and advocates for an inspirational evening that raises funds to support the programs and services of the American Kidney Fund.

New Online Course Series for Professionals: Cornerstones of Care

To help health care professionals in the delivery of a successful “health care experience” for their patients, AKF has developed the Cornerstones of Care series. These courses have been accredited by the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

How is Kidney Failure Treated? Learn About the Options.

Although there is no cure for kidney failure, the condition can be treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Learn more about the treatment options for kidney failure and living with kidney failure.

Become a Kidney Health Educator

Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease in your community? Do you enjoy educating those around you on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Educator Program may be for you!

AKF’s 2015-18 Strategic Plan

Our new strategic plan describes our direction for the next four years as we work toward our mission of helping people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

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